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James AllenJames Allen

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School: Jefferson Graduation Year: 1997

Year Inducted: 2018

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Track and Field

High School Honors: 2 Football letters, 1st Team All-PIL tight end and linebacker as a Senior.
2 Basketball letters.
2 Track & Field letters, sprints and relays.

Post High School Career: Linebacker at Oregon State University; Team Captain on Fiesta Bowl victory team; 3rd round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints and played in the NFL for 5 seasons as a starting linebacker. Presently Dean of Culture at the Livingston Collegiate Academy in New Orleans, LA.


I was proud to compete in the PIL and represent Jefferson athletically. Our class had a sense of school pride that’s as passionate today as we were over 20 years ago. I was blessed to play alongside some remarkable athletes that brought out the best in me, and I’m honored to be apart of Jefferson’s legacy of accomplished athletes.


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Howard HoganHoward Hogan

Jefferson ~ 1956 ~ 3-year Football Letterman. PIL 1st Team, Senior. City Champions Junior, Senior. Shrine Team. 2-year Wrestling Letterman. PIL Heavyweight Champion, Senior. 2-year Track & Field Letterman. PIL

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Roger WilliamsRoger Williams

Jefferson ~ 1953 ~ Football (all-PIL, second in league in scoring, outstanding back in Shrine Game), basketball (all-PIL, second in league in scoring), baseball (all-PIL, led league in batting).

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Damon McPhersonDamon McPherson

Jefferson ~ 1992 ~ 2-year letter winner in football, All-PIL and starting quarterback on PIL championship team as senior; HM All-State. 4-year letter winner in wrestling, District champion and